Autistic girl recovering after alleged carbon monoxide murder attempt

Most people don’t understand others who are on the spectrum or just want to kill or abuse us.

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(CNN) — A 14-year-old autistic Michigan girl whose mother allegedly tried to poison her with carbon monoxide in a murder-suicide attempt is recovering well, authorities said Tuesday.

Isabelle Stapleton is “awake” and “responding,” according to Sara Swanson, Benzie County prosecuting attorney, after being in critical care for carbon monoxide poisoning following a grisly incident last week in which her mother allegedly attempted to take both of their lives.

“Her condition has continued to improve every day” since the weekend, Swanson said.

On the evening of September 3, Kelli Stapleton and her daughter were transported to hospitals for treatment of carbon monoxide poisoning after police discovered them unconscious inside their family vehicle in a wooded area, according to Sgt. Malcolm Irwin of Michigan State Police.

Officers found the vehicle locked with two charcoal grills burning inside, emitting carbon monoxide and using up the oxygen, according to Irwin.

Matt Stapleton, Isabelle’s father…

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